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Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) = Organizers +

By Lauren Williams | March 19, 2017

Members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) are good. Very good. I’m one of them, I know. But participants in the Institute for Challenging Disorganization‘s (ICD) programming are skilled for clients…

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Consignment Clears Clutter – and other ways to let It go

By Lauren Williams | March 17, 2017

Consignment clears clutter, and the money isn’t bad either. Toss in the “reduces, reuses, recycles” bonus and consignment is a terrific option for items from your entire house or business.…

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By Lauren Williams | March 16, 2017

My March 14, 2017 post taught you the best time management technique ever. The second best time management technique ever is a little more complicated. I hope the visual helps.…

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Charity DON’T – Goodwill gets a surprise

By Lauren Williams | March 15, 2017

Anyone who follows me knows how much I respect Goodwill as a recipient for charity. But please, beloved clients, colleagues, friends, DON’T ever do this – from USA Today which…

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By Lauren Williams | March 14, 2017

This is the best time management technique anyone will ever teach you, so there, nyah! Somewhere always on your person or at least in your car, keep a list of…

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Eastside Friends of Seniors – a wonderful charity

By Lauren Williams | March 14, 2017

I give talks throughout the Puget Sound Region. Everything about my job is my favorite activity, except for the occasional bruise or mouse dropping, but the talks really are one of…

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Marie Claire Outfit 911 – Filling your Closets Wisely

By Lauren Williams | March 11, 2017

I believe that some women have a better chance of filling their closets wisely, thus avoiding clutter, by gaining knowledge about how to dress and shop. So, with that in…


Easy Charity Monopoly Lottery

By Lauren Williams | March 7, 2017

For all of you playing the Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Pavilions, Shaws, Acme, Amigos, Albertsons, Eagle, Star Market, Carrs, Market Street, United Supermarkets, Super Saver, Pak’n Save Foods,…

A simple shortcut to clear the clutter – Wastebaskets!

By Lauren Williams | March 4, 2017

Wastebaskets!!! I say this to my clients CONSTANTLY!!!!! I’m reposting this with permission of Wan Lim, an Associate Real Estate Broker with Exit Realty of Denver, CO. He said it…

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The Secret Lives of Hoarders by Matt Paxton

By Lauren Williams | March 3, 2017

Matt Paxton found his life’s calling by chance. But he brings endless passion, compassion, energy, a sharp ability to read people and even enthusiasm to that work – conducting the…

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